Alleged Human Smuggler Charged with Assaulting Border Agent in Arizona

Alleged Human Smuggler Charged with Assaulting Border Agent in Arizona


A Phoenix man arrested for allegedly smuggling a group of migrants now faces charges related to an assault on a Border Patrol agent. The man allegedly assaulted the agent after fleeing from an attempted traffic stop.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents received information about a suspicious vehicle believed to be smuggling seven migrants, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. The caller told agents the driver of the suspicious vehicle headed north from Naco, Arizona.

Assaulting a #USBP agent is a serious crime. A Phoenix resident was charges following an incident that occurred near Naco, AZ, earlier this month.

A conviction for Assaulting a Federal Officer carries a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and up to

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